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Licensing issues with Supermicro motherboards

Article ID: 1413
Last updated: 13 Oct, 2011

If you are facing licensing issues with DSS V6 that runs on the following Supermicro motherboards:
please update the BIOS to the newest version or at least to the one that can be found in the attachment (

DSS V6 uses motherboard ID’s to generate the Hardware Stamp which is then used to prepare the activation key. When using one of the mentioned motherboards with old BIOS we noticed that the motherboard ID will changed after reboot. As a result the previously applied activation key is no longer valid and it is needed to reactivate the system. When the BIOS is updated the Supermicro will retain the same motherboard ID after the reboot.

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Article ID: 1413
Last updated: 13 Oct, 2011
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